8 September, 2023
Grants open for junior athletes
TALENTED junior athletes are invited to apply for funding under the Local Sporting Champions grant program.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan, invited all junior sports people across Wannon competing at an elite or sub-elite level competition to apply for funding.
Mr Tehan said Local Sporting Champions (LSC), managed by the Australian Sports Commission, was an important initiative for talented young sportspeople and their families.
“With the increasing cost-of-living, these grants will assist in alleviating travel and participation costs for our young sports people,” Mr Tehan said.
“It’s so important to support our young people to be physically active and be part of an inclusive sport environment.
Our sporting environment gives individuals positive social and health outcomes, so everything we can do to remove those barriers is vital.”
LSC is an Australian government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international competitions.
The program supports families in meeting the costs associated with attending sporting competitions, such as competition entry fees, travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment.
Funding starts at $500 per grant, with additional provisions for longer-distance travel and applicants living in a rural electorate like Wannon. For more information, including the eligibility criteria and to apply, visit www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions